Reprogram the Guggenheim: Bath House

This first year studio project was about creating a narrative for a space and understanding spaces as sequences of sensory experiences. The task was to design a bath house and through experimentation with materials I developed a form that looked like it should be hung and accessed by a spiralling ramp. Because such a form exists in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York, it was decided that my program should be inserted into it. I cast the negative space of the void in plaster and inserted three soap casts to represent the hanging pools. The soap was the perfect material for this representation as it rendered the transparency of the pools while giving a sense of the weight that such large masses of water would have.